Boomkat Product Review:
'Depersonalisation' provides, somewhat ironically, an intimate introduction to Brisbane-based Nite Fields' contemporary shoegaze sound. Mixed by HTRK guitarist Nigel Lee-Yang, their debut album certainly shares some similarities with their Aussie counterparts - cavernous sense of space, icy drums, an elegiac pallor - but Nite Fields tend to a sweeter, yet forlorn sound implicitly influenced by The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins or Slowdive. Recorded in a range of unconventional spaces, from stairwells to closed down garages, it's deeply imbued with the atmospheres of what we'd perceive to be a dusty, fringe Australia, mostly sheltering themselves from modernism in favour of refuge with the past. That said, there are some gritty production touches that distinguish this as an album of 2015, but Danny Venzin's brooding baritone and the smoke-like billow of guitars and solemn bass could almost be attributed to any year between 1986 and now. We'll settle on timeless as the best description.